smog – i break horses (peel sessions, 1997)

Bill Callahan: ‘Spend a night with an owl and you’ll see more blood than sleep. A song like “I Break Horses” has often been misconstrued. Some people tell me, “Ah, I get it– we are all murderers under the skin!” That’s not it. I don’t give a shit about people’s dark sides. I wrote that song to help a friend try to understand how a guy she had a one-night stand with could possibly not return her phone calls the next day or ever again. There is also a lot more going on with that song, but that was the impetus. It is rooted in Good.’